Beneficiaries 2017

Travel Grants supported by the Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación Costantini, the Fubon Art Foundation and Alserkal Programming to attend the CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce the names of the 31 contemporary art museum professionals awarded support to attend the CIMAM 2017 Annual Conference The Roles and Responsibilities of Museums in Civil Society that will be held 10–12 November hosted by the National Gallery Singapore. Register for the conference online before 30 September.

→ The Getty Foundation has awarded support to 20 professionals residing in countries with emerging market and developing economies:

Riksa Afiaty, Independent Curator, South Jakarta, Indonesia; Mahnaz Asadi, Head of Museum, Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Tehran, Iran; Thi Thanh Mai Bui, Vice Director, Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam; Renata Cervetto, Coordinator Education Department, Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lydia Gatundu Galavu, Art Curator, National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; Kevser Guler Cinkaya, Curatorial Researcher, Arter Museum Project, Istanbul, Turkey; Tatiana Kochubinska, Curator of the Research Platform, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine; Vikash Kumar, Senior Assistant Director, Art & Culture Division, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Noida, India; Viviana Kuri, Director and Chief Curator, Museo de Arte de Zapopan (MAZ), Guadalajara, Mexico; Pablo León de la Barra, Curator, Guggenheim / MASP / MAC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Samal Mamytova, Head of the Center for Fine Arts of Kazakhstan, Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty, Kazakhstan; Gretel Medina, Curator, Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV), Havana, Cuba; Riason Naidoo, Independent Curator, Cape Town, South Africa; Manuela Ochoa Ronderos, Museo Nacional de la Memoria, Bogotá, Colombia; Jovanka Popova, Curator and Program Coordinator, press to exit project space, Skopje, Macedonia; Luiza Proença, Independent Curator and Researcher, São Paulo, Brazil; Vaishnavi Ramanathan, Curator and Researcher, Piramal Art Foundation, Chennai, India; Hanna Samarskaya, Curator, Manager of Culture, Month of Photography in Minsk, Minsk, Belarus; Marta Skowrońska-Markiewicz, Head of Education, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Svitlana Tsurkan, Curator of Education, National Art and Culture Museum Complex “Mystetskyi Arsenal”, Kiev, Ukraine.

→ MALBA–Fundación Costantini has awarded support to 4 professionals from Latin America:

Maria Jose Chavarria Zamora, Chief Curator, Museum of CostarricanArt, San José, Cosa Rica; Clarissa Diniz, Curator, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sol Henaro Palomino, Curator/ Documental Collection–MUAC / Arkheia, ContemporaryArt University Museum, Mexico City, Mexico; Caroll Yasky, Head of Collection, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile.

Fubon Art Foundation has awarded support to 4 professionals from Taiwan:

Po-Shin Chiang, Director, Center for Taiwan Art Archive, Tainan City, Taiwan; Pei-Yi Lu, Assistant, Professor, National Taipei University of Education, New Taipei City, Taiwan; Frankie Su, Director, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Nobuo Takamori, Curator, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

→ Alserkal Programming has awarded support to 3 professionals from the Middle East and North Africa region:

Sarah Bahgat, Adjunct Curator and Archives Manager, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt; Rachel Dedman, Independent Curator, Palestinian Museum, Beirut, Lebanon; Asmaa Elmongi, Curator & External Cultural Relations Coordinator, Museum of Fine Arts, Alexandria, Egypt.

Over 100 applications were evaluated by CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed by members of the CIMAM Board, and the Travel Grant Funder.

About CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program

Launched in 2005, CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed. Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers including the mentorship of CIMAM Board Members throughout the conference days. Travel grantees become Members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded.